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Y 1

 (wī)
n.
1. The Young Men's Christian Association, The Young Women's Christian Association, or one of their facilities. Used with the.
2. The Young Men's Hebrew Association, The Young Women's Hebrew Association, or one of their facilities. Used with the.

Y 2

1. The symbol for yttrium.
2. The symbol for admittance.
3. The symbol for hypercharge.

Y 3

abbr.
year

y 1

or Y  (wī)
n. pl. y's or Y's also ys or Ys
1. The 25th letter of the modern English alphabet.
2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter y.
3. The 25th in a series.
4. Something shaped like the letter Y.

y 2

The symbol for ordinate.
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y

(waɪ) or

Y

n, pl y's, Y's or Ys
1. (Linguistics) the 25th letter of the modern English alphabet
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a semivowel, as in yawn, or a vowel, as in symbol or shy
3.
a. something shaped like a Y
b. (in combination): a Y-cross.

y

symbol for
1. (Mathematics) the y-axis or a coordinate measured along the y-axis in a Cartesian coordinate system
2. (Mathematics) an algebraic variable

Y

symbol for
1. any unknown, unspecified, or variable factor, number, person, or thing
2. (Elements & Compounds) chem yttrium
3. (Currencies) currency
a. yen
b. yuan
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Y, y

(waɪ)

n., pl. Ys Y's, ys y's.
1. the 25th letter of the English alphabet, a semivowel.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like a Y.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter Y or y.

Y

(waɪ)
the Y, Informal. the YMCA, YWCA, YMHA, or YWHA.

Y

Y


Symbol.
1. the 25th in order or in a series.
2. (sometimes l.c.) Elect. admittance.
3. Chem. yttrium.
4. Biochem. tyrosine.

y


Math. Symbol.
an unknown quantity or a variable.

y-

or i-

a prefix occurring in certain obsolete words (iwis) and esp. in archaic past participles (yclad; yclept).
[Middle English y-, i- (reduced variant a-), Old English ge-, prefix with perfective, intensifying, or collective force; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon ge-, gi-, Old High German ga-, gi, Gothic ga-]

-y1

or -ey

an adjective-forming suffix meaning “characterized by or inclined to” the substance or action of the word or stem to which the suffix is attached: bloody; cloudy; sexy; squeaky.
[Old English -ig; c. German -ig]

-y2

or -ie

a noun-forming suffix, added to monosyllabic bases, occurring in endearing or familiar names or common nouns formed from personal names, other nouns, and adjectives (Billy; Susie; birdie; granny; sweetie; tummy) and in various other usu. informal coinages, sometimes pejorative (boonies; goalie; groupie; Okie; rookie). This suffix also forms from adjectives nouns that denote exemplary or extreme instances of the quality specified (baddie; biggie), sometimes focusing on a restricted, usu. unfavorable sense of the adjective (sharpie; sickie; whitey). Compare -o, -sy.
[late Middle English (Scots)]

-y3

,
a suffix of various origins used in the formation of action nouns from verbs (inquiry), and also found in other abstract nouns (infamy).
[representing Latin -ia -ia, -ium -ium1; Greek -ia, -eia, -ion; French -ie; German -ie]

y.

1. yard.
2. year.
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Y

The symbol for yttrium.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Y - a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth mineralsY - a silvery metallic element that is common in rare-earth minerals; used in magnesium and aluminum alloys
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
fergusonite - a dark mineral consisting of oxides of yttrium and erbium and tantalum and other minerals
gadolinite, ytterbite - a mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium
xenotime - a brown-to-yellow mineral that is a phosphate of yttrium in crystalline form
2.y - the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

Y

y [waɪ]
A. N (= letter) → Y, y f
Y for YellowY de Yegua
B. CPD Y chromosome Ncromosoma m Y
see also Y-fronts
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Y

y [ˈwaɪ] n
(= letter) → Y m, y m
Y for Yellow, Y for Yoke (US)Y comme Yvonne
(MATHEMATICS) (in equations)y m
(for unspecified person, thing, number)Y m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Y

, y
nY nt, → y nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Y

y [waɪ] n (letter) → Y, y f or m inv
Y for Yellow (Am) Y for Yoke → Y come Yacht
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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I've seen the professor work lots of sums on the blackboard, and he claimed anything could be done with x's and y's and a's, and such things, by mixing them up with plenty of plusses and minuses and equals, and so forth.
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Campers from the North Suburban YMCA's summer day camp teamed up with several Glenbrook North High School athletes, to showcase their social responsibility efforts by participating in the Y's first "Color Run" race fundraiser.
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Ms X says if the council had assessed Mr Y accurately, it would have considered the support she was willing to provide rather than Mr Y's view that she would continue as before.
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As a member of the Community Leadership Board, Thanner will promote and support the Y's mission and programs in the local community, and support fundraising efforts like the Y's "Send a Kid to Camp" program and others.
Our Y's are are more than gyms they are a cause that enables others to serve as well."
Our pattern calls for 32 matching sets to use in the Block Y's, but feel free to make multiple matching blocks and arrange them as Carol did.
Notice that the block Y's use unit 1's and F's made from the same fabric.
Note that the line in Block Y's goes from bottom left to top right and the line in Block Z's goes on the opposite diagonal.
"Diamonds & Pearls" was the theme for the Y's celebration for 30 years of black-tie galas, and 50 years of the existence of the Y itself.